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Will twisting your wrist cause it to swell?

Will twisting your wrist cause it to swell?

Twisting wrist: Please define what y0u mean or did or do when you twisted your wrist. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Why would my wrist swell up after doing yardwork?

Why would my wrist swell up after doing yardwork?

Inflammation: Swelling in the body is usually due to trauma, infection, or inflammation (irritation). Assuming there was no trauma like a fall, and you did not puncture the skin, then is most likely inflammation (usually of you tendons). ...Read more

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What does it mean if my wrist swells after knocking it?

What does it mean if my wrist swells after knocking it?

Its inflamed: Symptoms of inflammation are swelling pain and redness, alo warmth, this is the body's reaction to accelerate healing after injury ...Read more

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What do I do when I see a scratch on my wrist that swells up and the surrounding area swells?

What do I do when I see a scratch on my wrist that swells up and the surrounding area swells?

It depends: How did you get the scratch? Generally it is normal to have some swelling around a scratch. However, if you are having pain it is possible you have an infection and are in need of antibiotics. If the swelling worsens or becomes painful you should see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can I do if my wrist feels somewhat tighter than usual and it clicks loudly when I twist it, why is this?

What can I do if my wrist feels somewhat tighter than usual and it clicks loudly when I twist it, why is this?

Joint popping: Joint popping is common with restriction of joints. In general the pop allows for freedom of motion. If pop causes pain it should be evaluated. The pop is the release and separation of the joint surfaces. ...Read more

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It hurts very bad when I use my wrist, but I don't remember twisting it or anything. Can you tell me what it could be?

It hurts very bad when I use my wrist, but I don't remember twisting it or anything. Can you tell me what it could be?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist and I don't know how, but it hurts to twist it. It hurts sometimes when I bend it back, but not as much. What should I do?

I hurt my wrist and I don't know how, but it hurts to twist it. It hurts sometimes when I bend it back, but not as much. What should I do?

Depends: Let your parents see it first and decide if you need immediate medical attention, if not then watch for a couple of days and if no better get in to see your family doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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While doing pull ups I heard a loud pop on my right wrist, for 3 days now i have some pain when ever I move, it did not swell. Any home remedies?

While doing pull ups I heard a loud pop on my right wrist, for 3 days now i have some pain when ever I move, it did not swell. Any home remedies?

See the MD: See the MD, either family or urgent care or Orthopedic to examine this and possibly take x-ray image. At your age very important to treat this if there is a problem. Get going and see about this. No stress/strain on this until you are seen. Be wise and get it checked. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Got tripped playing bball, felt fine but later in night and next morning wrist was in much pain. Week later still hurts; only when twisting. See dr?

Got tripped playing bball, felt fine but later in night and next morning wrist was in much pain. Week later still hurts; only when twisting. See dr?

Wrist sprain: Wrist sprain can start with little pain but can get worse quickly when you have more swelling and inflammation. Without appropriate treatment, it might not get better or might get worse. Since it has been a week or more, recommend to go get x-ray to rule out fracture and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could wrist fractures ever not swell?

Could wrist fractures ever not swell?

Wrist fracture: Could occur with a nondisplaced her hairline injury that doesn't swell much but still is important to be treated especially if it's a scaphoid fracture or intra-articular fracture of the radius with the step off in the joint surface x-rays and proper evaluation always are important ...Read more

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Yesterday I fell with all my weight on my left wrist. Could it be sprained, twisted, or factured it?

Yesterday I fell with all my weight on my left wrist. Could it be sprained, twisted, or factured it?

Get an X-ray: Your only way to know what kind of injury you have is to have it evaluated and to have an x-ray. ...Read more

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My wrist popped now hurts to bend it on do anything that puts prsseure on it fingers are swelled a bit?

My wrist popped now hurts to bend it on do anything that puts prsseure on it fingers are swelled a bit?

Sounds like: An acute GANGLION (herniation of a wrist tendon)
For now APPLY ICE and GRADUAL COMPRESSION/ELEVATION and consult Orthopedist(Hand Surgeon if available)
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I feel like I have sprained my wrist or I twisted it. It hurts when I move my wrist. What should I do?

I feel like I have sprained my wrist or I twisted it. It hurts when I move my wrist. What should I do?

Be seen: If you have had sufficient mechanism to have injured your wrist, it would be wise to be seen just to make sure it is not Amir serious injury. ...Read more

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I always feel lots of pressure on both my wrists, I have to constantly twist and turn them till they crack, what can it be?

I always feel lots of pressure on both my wrists, I have to constantly twist and turn them till they crack, what can it be?

Habit?: Could this be a habit? Why do you need to do this? How long have you been doing this.? If there is pain then you should see your primary care doc or possibly an ortho. Unless there is much swelling or redness and the joints feel hot, I doubt there is much pathology. The cracking and snapping is more related to the twisting and turning and mostly ligamentous noise. ...Read more

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What makes veins stick out and wrists swell and ache?

What makes veins stick out and wrists swell and ache?

If: There is wrist swelling and pain the possibilities are either trauma, sprain (not mentioned) or some inflammatory reaction such as tendinitis... If persisting highl;y suggest see a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right wrist swells and turns numb?

What does it mean when your right wrist swells and turns numb?

CTS vs. trauma: Swelling of one wrist could be carpal tunnel syndrome, if you engage in repetitive wrist movements at work, On the other hand, it could be trauma, wherein you have injured a muscle or blood vessel and it is swelling against a nerve, causing numbness. Other possibilities exists but are less likely. If the condition persists for more than several days, then you need to see your PCP for imaging. ...Read more

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Pain in wrist when putting weight through it like a push-up or when twisting it counter clock wise?

Hard 2 give an answer: Without Bing Cn. U should make an appt. 2 C an orthopedic surgeon 4 eval. It can B from many causes, from tendinitis 2 an old fracture 2 early arthritis. Only a hands on xam as well as imaging can help U get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why would left wrist on 87 year old dad swell occasionally? Has happened 3 times and is always left side

MAny things: He may have a repetitive use injury of the left hand. He could have an old injury that flares up on occasion. There may be simple arthritis or even gout. ...Read more

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I have pain on the outside of the wrist when twisting it like a corkscrew (in either direction). Tendonitis?

I have pain on the outside of the wrist when twisting it like a corkscrew (in either direction).  Tendonitis?

Possible: Tendinitis is a possibility. Overuse is another option. If no history of trauma or a visible bump (ganglion cyst), then the two options described are most likely ones. Recommend avoid offending activities. Using a wrist splint may help rest the painful spot. Anti-inflammatory meds — ibuprofen/naproxe, topical rubs voltaren/flector patch may be tried. Icing should help as well. ...Read more

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My wrist clicks when I twist it. No pain and no discomfort just clik's and I can hear it even it's 2 feet away. Is it a probelm?`

My wrist clicks when I twist it. No pain and no discomfort just clik's and I can hear it even it's 2 feet away. Is it a probelm?`

No: It is normal to have 'popping noises'. If the noise is accompanied by pain or swelling then something is wrong and it would need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had a motorbike accident 3 monts ago and I felt on my hand. The problem is that my wrist is still hurting me. Didn't swell at that time.

I had a motorbike accident 3 monts ago and I felt on my hand. The problem is that my wrist is still hurting me. Didn't swell at that time.

Injured wrist : Presence of ongoing wrist pain 3 months removed from the inciting injury needs further evaluation. Falling on to the wrist can cause wrist fractures as well as disruption in normal integrity of the ligaments and tendons of the wrist. A physical examination by a physician in tune with wrist injuries, an x-ray, + or — mri/mr arthrogram of the wrist are needed for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dad grabbed my L wrist and twisted it to the left on th. It is painful, stiff, cracking. I'm guessing sprain? Can I have suggestions on what to do?

Dad grabbed my L wrist and twisted it to the left on th. It is painful, stiff, cracking. I'm guessing sprain?  Can I have suggestions on what to do?

Treat as a sprain. : That would B ice, rest, elevate and OTC NSAIDS if U R able. If does not clear in a week or 10 days, or @ the least showing improvement, have it evaluated by Ur PCP. ...Read more

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I twisted my wrist while trying to climb a window. There is no pain at the moment. But it returns later when I lift heavy, what is the permanent cure?

I twisted my wrist while trying to climb a window. There is no pain at the moment. But it returns later when I lift heavy, what is the permanent cure?

Time: First, check with a hand surgeon and have x'rays to make sure that there is not a more serious underlying injury. If it is a simple wrist sprain, then these can easily take 6-8 weeks for symptoms to improve. ...Read more

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